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anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

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Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

what has been the results of the impacts?
The only hunting that my BMGs have done only involved prairie dogs and Amaxes.The 750Amax has a great BC and makes a big splash when it hits so its east to spot.It however does not open up a prairie dog at all in fact it puts a 1/2" hole in them and nothing more....unless the mound they are standing on is full of gravel and then a round put into that will realy tear them up(gives a whole new meaning to flying dogs ;-).Range has alot less impact with the Amax it seams to do the same damage at 400 yards as it does at 2000.You can alays find the jacket and a few pieces of lead by digging up the hit in the ground...it aint very deep as it will not penetrate earth very far.
Would like to try it on deer but the area I hunt is shotgun,ML,pistol only and they are a little heavy to be carried very far.
The real benifet of the BMG would be if a guy had to make the shot past 1500yards or a grizzly charge,if that happens I better hope the first shot does it cause the grizz is a lot faster than reloading a shellholder bolt [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

    so, do spoter traicers count as "expanding bullets" [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    i have the www.ultralite50.com gun, its less then 15lbs.

    i want to get some video of shooting ground hogs with spotters [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    if i do, ill post them..
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    Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

    I just have the RCBS ammomaster press. So far the best load are 220 gr H50bmg with a moly coated amax.

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    Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

    the ONE 50 i shot was a 750 backed with 250gns of 20n29 -- that thing knocked the piss out of me, i'll tell you that much!! 3025fps!!!!, and broke my damn chrony too (with the blast)

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    Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

    jb,

    Can you give more specifics on that 3025 fps AMax situation? What rifle/barrel length, etc?

    If that velocity is feasible (from my AR50 maybe with a longer barrel) - holy cow! I can't get anywhere near that with H50BMG...
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    Re: anyone hunt with 50bmg? what bullets do you use?

    I believe it was a 36" 3-groove pac-nor.

    **I just called the guy and he is unsure of the exact length--could have been up to 40"

    the real world velocity avg was 3010 at 20'

    cci primers, IMI brass i believe

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    sorry--it was on an action that he built--stubby little shellholder action.

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